What an exciting KDE summer! Release dude Coolo is planning the KDE 3.3 release for just 3 days before "aKademy" starts: The release plan was published on Saturday for discussion! Developers should make sure to get the stuff listed they plan to have ready for 3.3 in the planned-features document as soon as possible. KDE 3.3 Alpha is prepared around May 23rd and June 1st will see the first freeze (excluding outstanding listed features and i18n strings) kicking in.
Vendors, media marketers, and analysts are busy talking up a new game: How you should address rising storage demands on less money and administrative overhead than you ever dreamed of. But stop the IT world, we want to get off: The proposals are a dizzying go-round of solutions, from new software to new networking to new chip architectures.
Take a tour of the Linux Virtual Desktops and learn what they are and how to use them. MozillaQuest Magazine (mozillaquest.com) reports: A most interesting and useful Linux secret is the multiple desktops feature - the Linux Virtual Desktops. If there were no other reason to switch from Microsoft Windows to GNU-Linux, the Linux Virtual Desktops would be more than reason enough to make the switch.
Wednesday, May 05 2004 @ 12:18 AM CST Contributed by: Linegod
Mandrakelinux 10.0 Official for the AMD64 plateform (Athlon64and Opteron) is now available!
Mandrakelinux 10.0 Official for Athlon(TM)64 and Opteron(TM) processors provides everything needed for the most demanding computing requirements. More than just a powerful desktop system, this innovative new release offers high-end features such as world-class server capabilities and comprehensive development tools. Mandrakelinux10.0 Official for AMD64 is an ideal solution for data-intensive tasks such as high-performance databases, video/audio/3D processing, and for applications that require mathematical precision and accuracy.
Two Canadian municipal government departments have come out of the closet about their computing preferences.
And while one open source consultant isn't calling for any pride parades, he does argue that all public sector organizations, including health care and education, have a "moral obligation almost" to examine the open source software option and to develop clear policies about its adoption.
In everyone's life some rites de passage help you learn that you cannot go far by believing everything you hear. From the day someone lets you in on the fact that there's no such person as a tooth fairy to the night it dawns on you that there's no such thing as a Web Service, such maturations serve well.
This week, we came of age on two issues: Suppliers are in the throes of coping with something that does not begin with RF and end with ID; and Latin America's fierce embrace of free and Open Source software is not imminent.
How to Create a Simple Web Page with Mozilla/Netscape Composer - Part I. Getting Started
Monday, April 26 2004 @ 10:02 AM CST Contributed by: Anonymous
Learn about the Mozilla/Netscape Web page Composer and how to use it. MozillaQuest Magazine (mozillaquest.com) reports: Use Mozilla/Netscape Composer to design, create, and edit Web pages. It's easy to create a nice looking and informative Web page. Moreover, you can do it with Free and Open Source software (FOSS) Web page editing programs [including] the Mozilla Composer . . . these programs come in Apple Macintosh, BSD, GNU-Linux, Microsoft Windows, and UNIX versions. The Mozilla Composer is part of the Mozilla browser suite.
MandrakeSoft has just released its half-year results ending March.
Of note is the 20% increase in revenue and 37% increase in gross profits as compared the comparable period one year prior, as well as the operating and bottom line profitability. Additionally, we have substantially increased our capital through subscriptions by holders of our warrants, previously issued to shareholders in 2002.
Wednesday, April 21 2004 @ 12:46 AM CST Contributed by: Linegod
Looks like Gwenole Beauchesne, err.... I mean Mandrake, has put out the Release Candidate for Mandrakelinux 10.0 AMD 64:
It still does not contain ISDN support as 2.6.3-10mdk kernel was not ready in time. Here are the other changes.
The eMachines stuff (alt2 IIRC) is the same than through the test ISOs but you will still have to manually replace the existing kernel with the -emachines one. You may still encounter problems though as the only
other change would concern XFree86 and some kbd ioctl(). BTW, there might be a 2.6.6 kernel for testing soon, but that won't fit on final CDs, unless it's proven to work on eMachines. The default kernel will always be 2.6.3 though.
A new company said on Monday it can certify that the basic code in the Linux operating software is free of copyright infringement and it will offer standard product liability insurance to developers and users.
The move would fill a gap in legal responsibility that has stoked fears over the risks of Linux, an open-source software in which the underlying code is available to users to modify as they see fit.